8 Most common Bone cancer Symptoms in Child

What is Bone cancer? 

Bone cancer, also known as Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that attacks bones. This disease can attack children or adults. 


The entire bone in the body can be attacked by this disease, but mostly occurs in the bones of the legs and arms. This cancer attacks many children aged 10-20 years. Osteosarcoma is active and aggressive. Its roots can gnaw the bone until it takes an amputation action, because otherwise it will risk to the patient life.

According to the study, every year about 2890 people worldwide are being diagnosed with bone cancer, and of that number about 1410 people die from the disease. That is why parent should detect the characteristics of bone cancer early in order to give the best treatment for the condition.

Childhood Bone cancer Symptoms

The following are the main signs and symptoms of bone cancer:

1. Pain in bones

The most easily detectable features of bone cancer are prolonged pain in the spine, particularly the back and neck accompanied by other symptoms such as pain and aching. The pain does not stop only in the spinal part, but gradually spread to other parts of the body.

2. The decline of moving function

the characteristics of bone cancer will affect your activities. Cancer cells that suppress the nerves very strongly can make a person's ability in moving decrease. This is due to the occurrence of disturbances to the spine, especially on impulses. Because when the cancer triggers a major inflammation, the brain's ability to communicate with other parts of the body can no longer run maximally, so that the legs are hard to walk, the hands feel stiff for holding or reaching for something.

3. Decreased Sensitivity

Touch sensation is also increasingly weakened due to inflammation, pressure and the influence of cancer of the spine, because the central nerves are in the spinal part causes bone cancer patients begin to find it difficult to feel the temperature is hot or cold when touching something.

4. Incontinence

Symptoms of incontinence are almost the same as decreased activity ability, only this symptom results in loss of a person's ability to control the work of the intestine and bladder caused by impulses nerve impaired.

5. Paralysis

In certain stages, a person with bone cancer may experience paralysis, either on one or more of the limbs, depending on the location and size of the growth of cancer cells, as cancer-causing nerves are cut off from the entire nervous system.

6. Swelling

You may experience pain around the occurrence of cancer, and may show swelling of the bones, bumps or something inside.

7. Bone Friction

Cancer cells can weaken bones, and this sometimes leads to fractures.

8. Weight Loss

Unwanted weight loss and fatigue accompanying bone pain may be a sign of bone cancer. Other symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, may develop if the cancer has spread to other organs.

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